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Sniper (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  29 January 1993 (USA)
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Tough guy Thomas Beckett is a US Marine working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chester Van Damme
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Doug Papich
Ken Radley ...
El Cirujano
Reynaldo Arenas ...
Cacique (as Reinaldo Arenas)
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NSC Officer in Washington
Hank Garrett ...
Admiral in Washington
Frederick Miragliotta ...
General Miguel Alavarez
Vanessa Steele ...
Mrs. Alvarez
Carlos Álvarez ...
Raul Ochoa
Tyler Coppin ...
Ripoly (as Tyler Copin)
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Ripolys Friend
Edward Wiley ...
DeSilva
William Curtin ...
Mountain Top Pilot
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Storyline

Tough guy Thomas Beckett is a US Marine working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by crack marksman Richard Miller, who's more of an office-type. Together they plan to seek out an important rebel leader, whilst avoiding a rogue marksman who frequents this part of the jungle. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One Shot. One Kill. No Exceptions.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Snajper  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$18,994,653 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Grieco was originally cast as Richard Miller. See more »

Goofs

After Miller misses El Cirujano and the Indians are fired on, Cacique is squatting down over the one who was killed. He motions for the other two to come down and help him carry the body. It cuts to a shot of Miller and Beckett talking and then back showing Casique squatting down glaring at Miller. You can see at the top of the screen the feet of the two men who moments before had come down from the rocks to move the body, still up on top of the rocks. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Beckett: Don't take a piss. Bugs will swarm right up through your dick. Good night.
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Followed by Sniper 2 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Medicine Man
Written and Performed by Henry Lee Summer
Courtesy of Epic Associated Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good psychological drama
20 July 1999 | by (california) – See all my reviews

I've heard people who say this movie is dull dull dull. I don't think they were watching the right movie. This isn't the prototypical action movie, thank God.

This is a psychological drama about the rookie and his mentor that just happens to be about killing people. In this way it works extremely well, with terrific performances from Berenger and Zane (who doesn't sleepwalk through the movie like he has in other roles - he actually looks like he's acting).

I was disappointed with the action towards the end - a lot of it didn't make much sense and was unsatisfying given the buildup from the rest of the movie. But watch Zane's face as he panics, alone, while Berenger does the dirty work.


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